Humboldt golfers tee off on 2024 season

Humboldt High's Mateo Miller and Curt Shannon each carded a 122 in their season-opening event at Caney Valley. Cold and windy conditions and the course's design did not prevent either from accomplishing personal goals set through the day, their coach noted.


March 26, 2024 - 1:35 PM

CANEY — Humboldt High’s Mateo Miller and Curt Shannon teed off on the Cubs’ 2024 golf season Monday.

The golfers represented the Cubs at the Caney Valley Invitational.

Both carded a 122 on a windy, blustery day that made life miserable from the opening hole, head coach Bret Hauser said.

Both met personal goals on the afternoon.

“I told Mateo his goal was to improve on the back nine from what he shot on the front nine,” Hauser said.

Mission accomplished. Mateo shot a 65 over the first nine holes; 57 over the latter half.

“I was glad to see he was adapting as the day went along, and changing his club selection based on the wind,” Hauser said.

Shannon’s consistency bore out through the day, Hauser said, as he shot 61-61, while going through a few rough patches.

The noteworthy part of Shannon’s afternoon was he sliced nine strokes off of his score from last year, Hauser noted.

“Both boys gained valuable experience,” Hauser said. “The Caney meet is always a tough way to start the season when you factor in the weather conditions and their domed greens. I look forward to seeing how we progress next week when we really get into the thick of things with meets at Erie and Burlington.”

NEODESHA’S Kyle Eggers brought home first place in the tournament, carding a 78, four strokes better than Cane Valley’s Gabe Hockett.

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